Dr. Rajiv Motwani DMD and the team at Westshore Dentistry are pleased to provide professional and caring dental services to their patients from Bradenton FL and the surrounding communities. Our dental services include: adult, children's, cosmetic, general, implant, orthodontic, preventive, restorative and sedation dentistry.
Overdentures – No More Messy Denture Adhesives!If you have dentures, you know how embarrassing and irritating it can be to have them move without warning. So, you use more denture adhesive in hopes of making your teeth stay put, but the cream squeezes out everywhere. It’s time to let go of the mess. With dental implants installed as the stabilizers for your dentures your teeth will become “locked” in place, so they can’t move. Yet they readily snap off for cleaning. Say so long to messy creams! Ask us if you are a candidate for overdentures!
With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies-and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful.
Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid is what can contribute to cavities.
But don’t hang up your costume just yet. “Halloween is about candy, dressing up and having fun,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween as a splurge as long as you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day all year long.”
To help you sort through the trick-or-treat bag loot, we have a rundown of some common candies and their impact on your teeth: Chocolate Chocolate is probably your best bet, which is good because it’s also one of the most popular kinds of candy handed out on Halloween. ìChocolat…
Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a plan,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty.
Here's how you can help your family stay MouthHealthy on Halloween and year-round. Time It Right Eat Halloween candy (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles.
Stay Away from Sweet Snacks Snacking can increase your risk of cavities, and it’s double the trouble if you keep grabbing sugary treats from the candy bowl. “Snacking on candy throughout the day is not ideal for your dental health or diet,” Dr. Ferraz-Doughert…
ClearCorrect Boosts Your ConfidenceEase of use, pain-free improvement, and privacy are three of the most exciting advantages to the ClearCorrect system. These one-piece aligners have no metal or wires to stab and rub, irritating your mouth. In fact, there are no moving parts that must be fine-tuned. Although you wear the aligners constantly, they can be removed for eating and cleaning. Because there are no braces to get in the way of proper brushing and flossing, you can eat and drink whatever you like while in treatment. In short, keeping your teeth clean and plaque-free is just as straightforward as it was prior to treatment.
You’ll appreciate the privacy factor. No one will guess you’re straightening your teeth, because the clarity of the aligners makes them nearly invisible! People would have to be told that the aligners are there or look very closely to see them, making you free to smile big. All anyone will see is you looking amazing.
Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org When he’s feeling under the weather, ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. “Brushing my teeth when I’m sick actually makes me feel better,” he says. “My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve.”
When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority-and that includes your mouth. “It’s important to take care of your dental health all year round, but especially when you’re sick,” Dr. Romo says.
Here are some simple ways to care for your dental health when you’re not feeling well:
Practice Good Hygiene When you’re sick, you know to cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze. Don’t forget to keep up your dental and toothbrush hygiene as well. According to the CDC, the flu virus can live on moist surfaces for 72 hours. “The number one rule is not to share your toothbrush anytime, but especially when you are sick,” Dr. Ro…
Teeth Whitening – Dazzling Results!To get your teeth to their brightest, truest white, a professionally supervised procedure is needed, but the treatment is simpler than you might think. Dr. Motwani offers ZOOM!™ Whitening, a process that can be completed in one short visit for dazzling results. Or you can choose the custom whitening trays we create in our own lab. After the initial visit, you will be given supplies and instructions to complete this safe and effective procedure at home. Results become visible within 1 - 14 days.